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    A feature of the biology of twice per day to fly out to feed on the fields - is the basis of hunting geese. 1-1.5 hours before the arrival of geese need to be in the field: arrange the profiles, so that they saw the birds flying up, correct the tail, check all the equipment and wait...
     Usually geese warn of his approach loud roll call, but sometimes they can fly silently, especially in cloudy weather. In the old hunting literature write about the geese scouts. Indeed, solitary birds sometimes fly up to the field before the arrival of the flocks, but this is not a rule, but rather an exception. More often couples and singles arrive last.
     If You are well-camouflaged and set up the profiles, hunting geese would be a good. Even for professionals, every visit leaves a lasting impression. Especially worried about the approach of gray geese: flock by flock floating to the field and above it suddenly fall on the wing, as if falling from a great height with a characteristic loud noise. White-fronted geese and humennyky not these aerial acrobats! The bird then make a few big circles gradually decreasing and now they are on the course of lethal shot. Do not expect that after the next round they will be closer - on the contrary, the geese still something alert, and they will move to another part of the field, where they will land and start to feed. In this case, You lost: all of the following flocks of geese will quickly sit down to nursing, and You with shame will be to look at them through binoculars. If the first shots will be "moderately" You will be able to fire at some flocks arriving behind each other. But do not get carried away, be prudent, on a successful hunt stop in time, and watch what is happening without shots. In this case, you will be able to spend the next or maybe several hunts on this field.
     In hunting geese can participate in a 1-h person (a large group is undesirable). Remember a few rules which will bring You success: do not climb out of the trench without the need (often the geese fly up suddenly without sound), when approaching geese stand, as the birds notice the slightest movement; skidivaite the gun and aim quickly and only when birds are at a distance of steady shot; pre-emption shall not be less than the body of the goose, as the flight they are very fast:
75-80 km / h - that's the "normal" speed floating in the sky flocks!
   A professional hunter knows well the behavior of geese, the vicinity of water bodies, fields, where geese are fed from year to year, and their favorite goose food. "Professional" you learn on equipment: binoculars, goose profiles from a cardboard or plywood, sapper shovel... Using binoculars to find a field on which birds feed. It is important to find out in what part of the field geese fed. It is impossible to disturb birds during feeding and to disturb them during flight to a reservoir. Now is the hardest part of hunting - digging a foxhole. It should be sufficiently deep and spacious, but small. Land, if a field with winter crops, we have to carry for several hundred meters, otherwise the black spot will alert birds, and geese will not fly up to the profiles.
     Goose hunting is probably the most intelligent and emotional at the same time practical: extraction solid (grey goose 3.5-5 kg, white-fronted and 2.1-5 kg), and besides, a carcass with almost no cholesterol! Good goose with apples, buckwheat porridge, prunes, and just stewed. In addition, get the skills of a qualified digger.
     The materials of the brochure: V. I. Lysenko, L. F. Nazarenko and other Geese and hunt for them.



Pictures of geese: 1 - white-fronted goose, 2 - bean, 3 - white goose, 4 - piskulka, 5 - red-breasted goose, 6 - the Canada goose, 7 - Barnacle goose, 8 - black geese, 9 - grey goose
Fishing videos: pike, tench, perch, bream, other.

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Birch branch
 bean
white goose
piskulka
red-breasted goose
the Canada goose
Barnacle goose
black geese
grey goose
white-fronted goose
Hunting geese

     The main objects of hunting are the grey, white-fronted geese and goose-bean goose. Goose hunting mainly during the autumn and spring flights. One of the most common ways to hunt geese is to watch the birds during their flights from the water to the feeding places and back to the resting places during the autumn flight.
     When stopping during the flight in any intermediate area geese make regular flights during daylight hours. So, at dawn, they fly from the water, where we spend the night, to feed on the stubble of harvested wheat fields or winter crop, and after 2-3 hours go back to the places of recreation. About three o'clock the geese are flying again at the field and, pokorivshii, returning at dusk to the overnight.
     Goose hunting is done from pit - holes, arranged in the Bush of willows, weeds on the waterfront or in the field, and always in a place where flocks of geese fly relatively low to the ground. Goose-very cautious, observant and has also a good visual memory of the bird, notices the slightest changes on the ground. Skradok therefore carefully masked and arranged at a time when the birds can not see the hunter. Cannot be left unharvested about the blind not only any foreign objects (a shovel, a paper), but the branches of the Bush, stalks of weeds, clods, hay or straw. Since the ambush on such flights is far away from the feeding areas or resting geese, stuffed and profile on these hunts do not apply.
     When hunting goose in feeding or sleep, by contrast, exhibited about the blind profile, stuffed, and semolina live geese largely contribute to the success of the hunt. At sight of them, shoals of geese rolled up to sitting in the blind and the hunter fall. When hunting for a goose at places of feeding the skradok is arranged in the field, near the places chosen by birds of a prisada. Stuffed and profile put up on stubble or winter crop in 20-30 meters from the blind. When hunting goose in the places of rest on the water groove is arranged on the bare or covered with sparse vegetation island. Stuffed and profile exhibit a number of on the sandy or pebbly spit.
     During autumn migration geese are hunted mainly in the morning and evening dawns. At a different time of day to shoot geese is not desirable, because they quickly remember the place is a pit and flies around its side, or even leave the place of feeding, where they were disturbed.
     It should always take into account the fact that when flying geese for greasing or with her first fly scouts (one or two geese), which can not shoot, because you can spoil the whole hunt.
     Hunting geese during the spring flight in the Far North makes an unforgettable impression. In the Taimyr Autonomous district of the Krasnoyarsk territory spring goose hunting is open in late may - early June, a time when the sun does not dip below the horizon and noon beats down so mercilessly that sit in the blind, and made out of snow slabs can be in one camouflage coat.
     Goose hunting is carried out almost around the clock, as goose shoals fly at this time of year almost continuously. A small lull occurs only after noon, when they stopped to laugh at either bumps even males white partridges. Lurking in the hut, the hunter observes a rare picture of the stormy Northern spring: sees how with the hooting settles limp snow and eyes pulled out of the snowdrifts the tops of willow bushes and polar larch, as breaking through the snow canyons, rushing torrents and all expanding black strip of water between the edge of the shore and the ice field of the river, as shudders and with a deafening roar crack ice shell, creeps a few tens of meters downstream, stops .to after a while to move forward again; as the rush to the North to the calving areas of wild reindeer herd, and all pulled and pulled up the river, flocks of ducks, gulls and schools of geese. And over all this - the bright sun and dazzling snow, bird murmur and murmur of water.
     Shelter (camouflage) for goose hunting in the Taimyr tundra hunters arrange on the Bank of the river, and the profile is exposed in twenty meters on the thawed Cape covered with last year's grass. As many people use the stuffed carcass of the slain geese. Norilsk hunters on spring hunting geese used as decoys that make themselves, and attract so masterfully that a rare flock of geese, flying far away, do not turn in their direction. We must pay tribute and ability Norilsk, which they make from plywood or sheet metal crow's profile.
     At the spring hunting of goose in the tundra must for the hunter needs to be dark points because, when vitava (dark) places are still little, eyes quickly get tired of dazzling whiteness sparkling in the sun snow. Cases of temporary loss of vision from this is a lot.
     In Central Russia, spring hunting for geese is never as successful as in the North: the bird, stopping at large spills of rivers, reservoirs, very careful and flies high.
     Geese are strong on a wound why shoot their cartridges equipped with the third, second and larger numbers of a fraction, sometimes small buckshot.

See also: Goose hunting Russia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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